2 of 380 portraits of Queen Alexandra
by H. Garland
marble bust, circa 1883
22 1/2 in. (572 mm) high
Given by Alexandra Club, 1939
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Sitterback to top
- Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Queen of Edward VII. Sitter associated with 380 portraits, Artist of 2 portraits.
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The eldest daughter of Christian IX of Denmark, Alexandra married Edward VII, then Prince of Wales, in 1863. Renowned for her beauty, she was stoically tactful and kind towards her husband's mistresses and endeared herself to the British people through her charity work. Until she came into the possession of the Crown Jewellery in 1901, Alexandra had a quite limited range of ornaments, most of which were her marriage jewels. In this bust portrait she wears two strands of pearls and is similarly adorned in the portrait later painted of her by Luke Fildes.
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- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 9